Batuci (Ba- Two -Key) a small dynamic group of Brazilian percussion, dance, melodic instruments and vocals. We not only play Brazilian rhythms but incorporate the many styles ranging from such backgrounds as Afro-Caribbean, Hip Hop and Rock. An artistic collective made up of teaching artists, cultural ambassadors and community workers. Batuci was created in response to the pandemic, holding outdoor rehearsals throughpout the Bay Area in order to provide free performances and community engagement rooted in activism, culture and healing. Batuci allows us to further fortify these relationships and make sure we as individuals our culture and communities thrive.
JAH WARRIOR SHELTOR
Jah Warrior Shelter’s Jah Yzer, I-vier & Irie Dole have established themselves as one of California’s leading sounds, winning 9 Sound Clash titles. Each selector in the crew has his unique style, earning well deserved recognition, not only as a clash sound, but a top juggling sound as well. In The Bay Area, you can always find a Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi dance to go to and have a good time, either with individual selectors or together as one sound.
Hoodwink415 & PapiBarz
Host Rudy Ortiz
Born in the San Francisco Mission District, for the past two decades BAYONICS has mixed Reggae and Latin music to create a style as unique as the city they call home. Freely melding genres, they carry on the tradition of legendary Bay Area groups such as Santana and Sly & The Family Stone, groups that sought to transcend genre with music that moves people both literally and figuratively. BAYONICS is led by lead singer Jairo Vargas, whose vocals bounce from guttural grit to smooth and sweet. Being legally blind, Jairo has faced challenges in life but is resolutely undeterred by any physical limitations. He has channeled his life experience into music, delivering live performances with a spirit and soul that transfixes fans.
Based in SAN FRANCISCO, Emcee/rappers
San Francisco based Underground Hip Hop Record Label – The People’s Label.
CameUpKav. From San Mateo, Ca. Has a mix of hip hop, r&b, pop, reggae, and island vibes all put together. Music that makes you wanna move. He’s putting on for the Polynesian people but still keeping the sound rooted from Bay Area influences.